The Uptown Rulers are a display of rock, hip-hop, and funk that grooves relentlessly, a live show that exudes non-stop energy, and melodic hooks that are contagious. The intensity and passion from the stage is infectious. As www.thelamusicscene.com says, Theyve got a sound that will win over and convert listeners.
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What is it like to experience The Uptown Rulers? Its a display of rock, hip-hop, and funk that grooves relentlessly, a live show that exudes non-stop energy, and melodic hooks that are contagious. The intensity and passion from the stage is infectious. They are entertaining without a doubt. As www.thelamusicscene.com says, Theyve got a sound that will win over and convert listeners.
The Uptown Rulers are based out of Los Angeles, California and have shared the stage with world-renowned acts such as George Clinton and P-funk, Fishbone, and Digital Underground. They continuously win over new fans with their unique blend of propulsive grooves, rocking choruses, and a live show that brings an excitement that captivates audiences.
The members of the band have extensive musical backgrounds. Vocalist-songwriter Rob Waz comes from Philadelphia, PA where he studied jazz at Temple University and honed his songwriting skills while sharing the stage with national acts such as Smashmouth, Everlast, The Bare Naked Ladies, The Offspring, G-Love, and The Specials as a member of the rock band The Freakin Cads. While at Temple he met lyricist C-Dub who was studying film and developing his love of hip-hop into a distinctive lyrical voice.
Rob Waz and C-Dub met guitarist Aaron Gitnick in Los Angeles. His wide scope of influences that stretch from Hendrix to Trey Anastasio was a perfect fit for The Uptown Rulers. The bass and drum paring of Jesse Anderson and Alex Platt rounded out the band. The rhythmic precision they draw from influences that range from Prince to The Red Hot Chili Peppers is obvious.
The Uptown Rulers are currently performing throughout California in support of their debut release, The World According To. Look for them to rock a place near you.
Rob Waz: Vocals, Trombone
Aaron Gitnick: Guitars
Alex Platt: Drums
Larry Catipay: Bass
A three headed monster of FUNK, ROCK, and FLOW aka The Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, The Roots, Sublime, G-Love, Funkadelic, Beck, James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest